Saturday, 13 December 2014

Holiday Schedule

Just so you know, we'll be taking our usual break between 22 December and 2 January. Since the 21st is a Sunday, that means: get all your holiday orders for physical products in by the 20th, or wait till 2015. Download orders will be processed as usual over the holidays.

A Christmas Turkey, With Stuffing

And now, for your holiday pleasure, we bring you 33 Stupid Things about “Doctor Who: The American Telemovie With No Name” (And 17 Cool Ones). The story that brought us Gordon Tipple's Master, San Francisco Mean Time, the Dalek Castrato Choir, and the first companion in history to succeed at killing the Doctor.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

A message from Peter Miles

A warm hello and a happy Christmas to all sci-fi fans from PETER MILES alias Nyder in Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks and a whole collection of good parts on BBC TV, YTV, ATV, Thames TV, and Granada TV.

I'm also a professional singer of the GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK with a brilliant jazz quintet. Plus my guest singer from the movies of James Bond, Miss Caron Gardener, now a lovely singer.

We'd like you to attend our entertaining gig on the evening of Tuesday (8:30), the 23rd December 2014, at the famous club in the BULL'S HEAD, Barnes-on-Thames (Short single-decker bus ride from Hammersmith Station). BAR OPEN. Show over at 11 PM.

Entry £10, OR £8 in advance on

PS: I'm giving away Christmas presents of 14 10x8 photos from BBC TV of myself and other well-knowns esp. Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks.


Peter Miles

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Important Note about Downloads for EU Customers

Dear all, as you may or may not be aware, the VAT regulations on download sales are changing from 1 January (click here for a useful summary). As a result of these changes, we will either be charging a markup to EU customers wanting to buy our download-only products (Kaldor City: Metafiction, Radio Bastard and The Time Waster), or, in the worst-case scenario, we won't be selling to EU customers at all. So if you've been putting off buying one of our downloads, it's best to do so before 1 January.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Corpse Marker on audio

Next year, the BBC are bringing out an audiobook of Corpse Marker. Preorder it now, and you can listen to the whole Kaldor City saga!

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Glen Larson RIP

We at Magic Bullet are very sorry to learn of the death of Battlestar Galactica creator Glen A. Larson. Our condolences to his friends and family, and our thanks for all the great television over the years.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

It's A Thing!

The new review/roundup/trope-tracking series on the latest series of Doctor Who has started over on Nyder's Dyner: follow it at this link.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Gaming with the Women

Chicks Dig Gaming is now in release! Click this link for details of how to buy it, why to buy it, and what you get for your money!

Sunday, 5 October 2014

If We Can Make It Here, We Can Make It Anywhere

October brings a new 50 Things..., this time 48 Stupid Things about "Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks" (and 2 Cool Ones). Think, as you gaze upon the unfolding spectacle of penis-headed mutants, hero pigs, and Time Lords shilling for UKIP, that it was all inspired by a single piece of brickwork.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Chicks Dig Gaming-- Launch Info

Chicks Dig Gaming, a celebration of women and games which features the article "A Chick Who Doesn't Dig Games Plays Portal" by Fiona Moore, is due for launch on November 11! Check out the webpage for the full Table of Contents, and Like the Facebook page for news, reviews and information.

Friday, 29 August 2014

By Your Command vol. 2 Now Available for Preorder!

By Your Command vol. 2 by Alan Stevens and Fiona Moore (with a foreword by Matthew Bennett, star of Battlestar Galactica and Orphan Black), the ultimate guide to reimagined Battlestar Galactica and spinoffs, is now available for preorder on the Telos website for release on October 30! Click the title to order it, or click here to check out volume 1.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Podcast: The Cycle of Life

Latest Southside podcast, in which Alan gets on his bike...

Podcast of the Planet of the Apes

Alan Stevens on Southside Radio's weekly podcast, discussing the Planet of the Apes reboot, the Doctor Who leaks, and whether "Whovian" is a real word.

Monday, 2 June 2014

50 Fun Things To Do With A Houseplant

The latest "50 Things..." article up on the site is 30 Cool Things about “The Seeds of Doom” (And 20 Stupid Ones). Find out what to wear in Antarctica, where the inspiration for the Nemesis Statue in "Silver Nemesis" secretly came from, and why it's a bad idea to piss off Miss Ducat!

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Myths Made

Just a quick hi to everyone we met at the Myth Makers convention at Riverside Studios today-- and a big thank you to everyone involved with making the event such a wonderful success!

Friday, 16 May 2014

Peter Miles convention update

Breaking news-- Peter Miles will be appearing on Friday 11 July at London Film and Comiccon at the Earl's Court Olympia. Book now!

Thursday, 15 May 2014

The Other Side of Daylight

Tracy Russell, star of Kaldor City, Faction Paradox and The Time Waster, is the producer of a new independent film, The Other Side of Daylight. From the description:

Rose Montefiore is recently bereaved. Revisiting an old seaside haunt in order to find some peace, quiet and recuperation, she books into an old cottage by the sea. There she meets Robbie, a young man who unknowingly helps her cope with her sadness. When Rose saves Robbie's life after an accident she finds herself caught up in the lives of others, past and present, who need her help, and she begins to unlock a secret that lies deep within the house itself.

For more details, you can visit the official website here. For daily updates, like their Facebook page here. To support this excellent production by contributing to their Indiegogo campaign (and receive cool rewards), go here. And watch out for the film in the very near future!

Sunday, 4 May 2014

50 Things About 1963

New on the Articles Page, 47 Stupid Things about "An Adventure in Space and Time" (and 3 Cool Ones). Because everybody needs a handy guide to the historical inaccuracies in the 50th anniversary docudrama.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Sci-Fi London 14

Just a reminder that the Sci-Fi London Film Festival starts tomorrow. There's something for every taste on the programme (and even if you're not in the London area, check out their website for lots of freebies, links, podcasts and other fun content!). We'll be at some of the films; if you see us, come by and say hello.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Peter Halliday Interview

Continuing our series of archival interviews, here's one with Magic Bullet regular and telefantasy pioneer Peter Halliday, dating from not long after his final Doctor Who appearance in "Remembrance of the Daleks".

Monday, 31 March 2014

Weekender Hello Plus Links

Just a quick note to say hello to everyone we met at the Sci-Fi Weekender, and a specially big hello to everyone who's just discovering this website for the first time! We had a lot of fun doing interviews and panels, meeting up with fans and making new friends.

Our books were so popular that the Telos Table sold out -- if you're one of the customers who missed them, there's a link to order "Liberation" (our guide to Blake's 7) here, another for "Fall Out" (our guide to The Prisoner) here, and you can get "By Your Command" volume 1 (our guide to Battlestar Galactica) here.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Bonus Content: Taren Capel Chess Game

In preparation for writing the chess scenes in Kaldor City: Taren Capel, Sarah Egginton and I worked out the entire game in advance, including the moves that don't actually appear in the script. Now we've put the whole annotated chess game on our site, so the chess fans among you can follow along!

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Sci-Fi Weekender 2014

Fiona and myself have been confirmed for this year's Sci-Fi Weekender, a great long weekend in North Wales. There will be book signings, shows, quizzes, games, panels, films, cosplayers, and an evening disco! We'll be at the Telos Table along with Sam Stone and many other Telos authors, come say hello!

Looking for something to do this weekend?

Why not visit the BritSciFi convention at Leicester Space Centre-- Paul Darrow, Brian Croucher and John Leeson will be there, along with many other stars of the small screen, from Doctor Who to The Tomorrow People!

Monday, 24 February 2014

Corpse Marker returns

Great news for all Chris Boucher fans: Corpse Marker, the book which started the Kaldor City series, is being reissued by BBC Worldwide, in a gorgeous new cover! If you haven't been able to track down a copy on ebay, now's your chance to see where it all began...

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Mervyn Haisman Interview

With Doctor Who: The Web of Fear coming out on 24 February, we're posting an interview with the story's co-writer Mervyn Haisman from our archive-- conducted in 1994, and only published last year. Find out about roughing it in Wales during the filming of "The Abominable Snowmen", Haisman's first career as an actor, the politics behind the creation of the Quarks, and how TV writing can make a real contribution to society!

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Welcome to 2014

Just a quick note to say that we're back, fully operational, and all orders placed over the Christmas holidays have been processed and will be shipped Monday morning.

For those who've joined us recently, or who missed our Christmas posts, we'd like to remind you that the Complete Radio Bastard Download (with Special Bonus Tracks) is now available to purchase here, and that, if you do, you can also take advantage of our Buy All Six Faction Paradox CDs for Half Price special offer.

The Ambassadors of Things

A new "50 Things..." for the New Year! Is Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart building an army of clones? Why did John Abineri trim his moustache to look like Hitler's? What is Ronald Allen's second most memorable line? And most importantly, why is every woman in the serial wearing white vinyl boots? Find out in 27 Cool Things about “The Ambassadors of Death” (And 23 Stupid Ones).

Sad news about the Lass O'Gowrie

Tragically, the Lass O'Gowrie, which hosted the stage plays "Storm Mine" and "Rotten Apples", is no longer to be a venue for cutting edge comedy and drama:

The good news, though, is that the theatre company associated with the pub lives on, and are planning exciting new ventures for the future. You can follow them at